The worst witch

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Allison & Busby, Jan 1, 1974 - Juvenile Fiction - 71 pages
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The story of Mildred Hubble's misadventures at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches.

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Great kids book - easy to read and holds imagination. - Goodreads
Not much plot in this one but it was a fun read. - Goodreads
I thought the illustrations were lovely and fun. - Goodreads
The pictures were good, I do not kno - Goodreads
The pictures are very cute, and from what I - Goodreads
The plot is predictable but I had no problem with that. - Goodreads

Review: The Worst Witch (Worst Witch #1)

User Review  - Viel Ann - Goodreads

I love reading this one when I was a kid. A fun read. PERFECT for children. Read full review

Review: The Worst Witch (Worst Witch #1)

User Review  - Karen - Goodreads

Before there was Harry Potter, there was Mildred Hubble. She may not be as talented as Harry, but her exploits are quite funny, and suitable for a younger audience. Read full review


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About the author (1974)

Jill Murphy was born in London, England on July 5, 1949. She attended the Chelsea Art School and the Croydon Art School. Before becoming a full-time author and illustrator, she worked as a nanny and in a children's home. Her first book, The Worst Witch, was published when she was 24 years old and became the first book in The Worst Witch series. She is also known for her Mr. and Mrs. Large picture books. Her works has won numerous awards including the 1980 Kate Greenaway Medal for Peace at Last, the 1987 Parents Magazine Best Books for Babies Award for Five Minutes' Peace, and the 1995 Smarties Book Prize, the 1996 Sheffield Children's Book Award, and the 1996 Gateshead Gold Award for The Last Noo-Noo.

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